What inspires you to creativity? Do you use pictures or prompts to help you blog, paint or write?
If you are undertaking NaNoWrimo, I salute you. Three days in and it already feels like one of the most mentally-taxing things I’ve ever done. I haven’t had time to reply to emails or comments, and I’ve been putting off school-work due on Monday (terrible, I know.) Whatever muse I had on day one has deserted me, and I’m finding creative inspiration through music and photos (and getting by on Pepsi, seeing as my mother’s finished all the coffee.)
The challenge has been an excuse to dig through my old collection of internet-gained photos. Even the ones I haven’t felt inspired by are still fascinating, and I felt like sharing some of my favourites.
I wonder what it is about photos which captures our attention. For me, I love the black and white ones; I love the contrast and the shadows and the overall impression. B&W photography usually seems sad to me, most likely because of the neutral colours.
With music, I get bored after a few replays. But with photographs, well, your imagination doesn’t need to stop. You can look at one picture and see a thousand different stories behind it one day, and two thousand the next. There need be no limit.
And of course, it’s been said before that waiting/looking for inspiration is a time-waster and the best way to create art is simply to do it. I’ve not yet gotten to the stage where I can simply hammer out a few dozen words though. I imagine my posting will become even more erratic than it currently is because of Nano, at least until I organise my time better, though I do want to try to post at least twice a week. Finally, I noticed today that I have 197 followers now; I’m waiting for three more so I can have another celebratory post upon reaching 200. 😉 Good luck to all the other Nanoers and artists out there!